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by XJetflyer
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 3
Replies: 33
Views: 10109

RE: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures Part 3

They get a thumbs up from me. I think it looks modern and catches the eye. I was not a fan of the old colors. Are they changing the interior colors as well?

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by XJetflyer
Thu May 09, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where To Sell Training Books Etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 3413

Where To Sell Training Books Etc?

I have come across a lot of training books for Cessna all the way up to airlines. Some are dated but most seem like they would still be good. Is there anywhere to sell them with out taking them to a book store which will not give very much for them. I see some of them selling for $20-$40 used online...

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by XJetflyer
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Delta Doing Right? Your opinion please?
Replies: 114
Views: 3953

RE: What Is Delta Doing Right? Your Opinion Please?

I have flown Delta off and on for certain trips. They do a pretty good job and no real complaints. Some of their aircraft feel very old and dated. Besides that, they do a good job in my book.

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by XJetflyer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often Do Planes Get Repainted?
Replies: 20
Views: 8462

RE: How Often Do Planes Get Repainted?

I have often wondered about the paint schedule also. I have noticed some worn looking aircraft on flights before. Also certain paint schemes show the grime, dirt, water marks more also.

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by XJetflyer
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH And Spirit Air
Replies: 6
Views: 2886

RE: IAH And Spirit Air

I don't know how they are doing but we are heading to Las Vegas for $67 a round trip each! I love to hit Vegas and just stay two night so I don't need much. Got a free room out in Vegas to! The only thing I worry about is the leg room. I'm a tall guy, but for the price I figured it was worth a shot ...

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by XJetflyer
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash In MO
Replies: 26
Views: 16639

RE: Plane Crash In MO

First off Bless this family. I find it strange that anytime a Cirrus plane crashes people get defensive when they ask what's wrong with these aircraft. It seems everyone always blames the pilot in these aircraft. A bunch of what ifs and accusations against a dead person. I'm sure the Cirrus aircraft...

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by XJetflyer
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines To Introduce Wi-Fi Onboard
Replies: 25
Views: 6277

RE: Singapore Airlines To Introduce Wi-Fi Onboard

Airlines should have WI-FI available these days. This should be the norm on flights. I enjoy getting work done and just reading articles online while flying. Of course I enjoy the take off and landing and take breaks to enoy the flight also.

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by XJetflyer
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Expense Calculations For Airline Startup
Replies: 18
Views: 7978

RE: Expense Calculations For Airline Startup

So can a person have two Embraer ERJ145's and start an airline? I know a lot of airlines and people on here say 50 seat aircraft make no sense, but if you had the right markets and really worked hard I can see it being a good thing. I think start up cost and and a solid advertisement fund is where m...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Routes Did US Airways Metrojet Fly
Replies: 30
Views: 10250

RE: What Routes Did US Airways Metrojet Fly

Did Metrojet ever really have a chance? That model was doomed from the start in my opinion.

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by XJetflyer
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unarmed Man Takes Over Cockpit Of AA Eagle Jet
Replies: 43
Views: 20051

RE: Unarmed Man Takes Over Cockpit Of AA Eagle Jet

The one who tried to fly over the cookoo's nest!

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by XJetflyer
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue HQ Sign
Replies: 26
Views: 10146

RE: JetBlue HQ Sign

All this arguing over a stupid sign? It's a sign and nothing more. I'm sure some will notice and others will not. If they are depending on a sign on top of a short building for revenue then they are in trouble. I think Jet Blue has done well with advertising on a limited budget for their size. I hav...

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by XJetflyer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental (Now UAL) From First To Worst?
Replies: 252
Views: 23934

RE: Continental (Now UAL) From First To Worst?

Bottom line, I n this economy you have to be on your "A" game. There is no room for excuses or blame. Own up to your own faults and move forward. The customer is always right even when their wrong! United has a pr nightmare on their hands. I have said it over and over again. You can make mistakes, b...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Age Of Fleet And Profits
Replies: 7
Views: 4270

RE: Age Of Fleet And Profits

I wonder if people knew how old some of the planes were they were flying on, would they change their minds about who they fly with? I have to say the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 I flew on a while back looked decent. I scared a g...

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by XJetflyer
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Age Of Fleet And Profits
Replies: 7
Views: 4270

Age Of Fleet And Profits

I was wondering who has the oldest fleet in the airline industry? I was thinking Delta. Which leads me to some other questions. In my business we can get away with several years of using our vehicles before we must replace them. They can be in great shape and look great but our customers look down o...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Popularity Of New UA At Houston.
Replies: 125
Views: 17845

RE: Popularity Of New UA At Houston.

Bottom line <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has screwed up in Houston. Most people are flying with Southwest now. If they can fly with another airline then they will. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> will be the last resort! Yes there has been a different in se...

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by XJetflyer
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thank You FedEx Memphis
Replies: 4
Views: 8676

RE: Thank You FedEx Memphis

How does one get the tour?

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by XJetflyer
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Popularity Of New UA At Houston.
Replies: 125
Views: 17845

RE: Popularity Of New UA At Houston.

As a native Houstonian I don't care for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>! Their cry baby attitude and the whole Hobby airport deal with Southwest Airlines left a really bad taste in my mouth and almost every other local living in the Houston area. <acronym title="United Airlines (...

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by XJetflyer
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Needles Found In Food On 4 Delta Flights - AMS>USA
Replies: 52
Views: 15548

RE: Needles Found In Food On 4 Delta Flights - AMS>USA

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by XJetflyer
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latin America: Most Profitable For US Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 13871

RE: Latin America: Most Profitable For US Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/drerx7" class="quote" target="_blank">drerx7</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>What are you suggesting? That they expand ag...

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by XJetflyer
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latin America: Most Profitable For US Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 13871

RE: Latin America: Most Profitable For US Airlines

WN will be expanding Hobby and flying very soon. Watch what they do...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Many Airlines In The US
Replies: 171
Views: 19087

RE: Too Many Airlines In The US

I think the problem is quality airlines in America. If someone builds a strong simple airline they will do great in the United States. If you do it with little care and just throw a bunch of money out there, then you will fail!

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by XJetflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nightmares About Plane Crashes
Replies: 21
Views: 4691

RE: Nightmares About Plane Crashes

I have had one about a police helicopter crashing in to my pool over and over the past 5 years. They have their spot light on and are looking for someone but all the sudden is spins out of control and crashes in my pool.. I try to help the guys on board, but my dream ends each time I get to the pool...

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by XJetflyer
Sun May 06, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Study On HOU Expansion
Replies: 43
Views: 7462

RE: UA's Study On HOU Expansion

I just hate the fact that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is trying to stop free choice among Houston customers. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has had enough bad press in Houston and it's really starting to get old. I'm not bashing <acronym title="United Air...

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by XJetflyer
Fri May 04, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Study On HOU Expansion
Replies: 43
Views: 7462

RE: UA's Study On HOU Expansion

United has upset a lot of Houston customers. There's a dislike for them down here. Ask anyone on the street about the Houston Hobby expansion and they are most likely to tell you they want it. I was a long time Continental flyer. After United took over I had several unpleasant experiences. I have be...

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by XJetflyer
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More Reason Not To Fly - Children
Replies: 159
Views: 19852

RE: One More Reason Not To Fly - Children

Why should a family with kids get to preboard? Why do people with kids expect special treatment? It's each person responsibility to make sure to handle your personal needs. Airlines are nothing more than a vessel to get from point a to point b. You want to sit together, try to plan in advance and pa...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad Weather Delay At Airport, What Do You Do?
Replies: 5
Views: 5757

RE: Bad Weather Delay At Airport, What Do You Do?

Ha ha. Love some of the responses. I enjoy looking at the planes. Scotch can be a good thing to. I just have heard a few instances of not being able to leave and having to stay for a couple days and I was wondering what things that you can have with you help you deal with it better. I will check in ...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad Weather Delay At Airport, What Do You Do?
Replies: 5
Views: 5757

Bad Weather Delay At Airport, What Do You Do?

Over the years I have avoided traveling during December through March because of all the weather delays. I've only had to do a few trips over the years and had no bad luck. You see the airport closings or canceled trips on tv and people look like a Mack truck has hit them. I know most of us say, get...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: For All The 'Pilotless Airliner' Fans Out There
Replies: 82
Views: 15163

RE: For All The 'Pilotless Airliner' Fans Out There

I'm just thinking in the age we live in with the terrorist and such this is not a bright idea. I don't think I could fly on such an aircraft. I know humans make errors, but humans can also think for themselves. Computers can only do what they are programed to do.

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by XJetflyer
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Helicopter Down On Texas A&M Campus
Replies: 16
Views: 8208

RE: Helicopter Down On Texas A&M Campus

As an Aggie, my thoughts and prayers go out to the ones involved.

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by XJetflyer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Aircraft Retirement Decided?
Replies: 13
Views: 8450

RE: How Is Aircraft Retirement Decided?

It just seems the age does not mean that much to the airlines. I can see where the over hauls where a issue. I thought if an aircraft was having more repair cost it would be a reason for retirement!

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by XJetflyer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Aircraft Retirement Decided?
Replies: 13
Views: 8450

How Is Aircraft Retirement Decided?

I have flown with many airlines. Some have a newer and nice fleet. Some have plain junk and are just plain scary! I was just wondering from some of the people who may have insight in to the commercial industry. I can't imagine age is anywhere at the top, even though I would like to believe it. I'm g...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs And CRJs Over Worked?
Replies: 98
Views: 8371

RE: ERJs And CRJs Over Worked?

I think each aircraft has its positives and negatives. Airlines must keep these aircraft up and running. There's a reason they are called regional jets. Airlines will beat and abuse them and get every dollar out of them. Personally I think there's no reason for broken seats on an aircraft. I also th...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Were Never Built
Replies: 88
Views: 17847

RE: Airports That Were Never Built

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by XJetflyer
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lied To By Gate/ticketing Agents
Replies: 82
Views: 13246

RE: Lied To By Gate/ticketing Agents

Get use to it. People lie to your face every second of the day and probably including your spouse or significant other! Lying has become easy for many people especially in the airline industry!

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by XJetflyer
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announcing 2 Station Closings Tomorrow?
Replies: 131
Views: 19168

RE: JetBlue Announcing 2 Station Closings Tomorrow?

I just wonder why Jet Blue and Express Jet have not hooked up yet. They could even start on a small scale to see how they could do with the cities that have less than normal load factor. I really think Jet Blue needs to turn the page and start looking at the big picture. They started off so well, bu...

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by XJetflyer
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cut The BS-- Airlines/PAX Can Afford Restoring Pay
Replies: 142
Views: 10742

RE: Cut The BS-- Airlines/PAX Can Afford Restoring Pay

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by XJetflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cut The BS-- Airlines/PAX Can Afford Restoring Pay
Replies: 142
Views: 10742

RE: Cut The BS-- Airlines/PAX Can Afford Restoring Pay

I just remembered why I stopped flying <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. Grow up! <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> employees need to add better service and better aircraft before they start asking for higher fares. This is why I hate unions. Unions run compa...

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by XJetflyer
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xjet Reports September 2007 Performance Numbers
Replies: 34
Views: 4558

RE: Xjet Reports September 2007 Performance Numbers

They are fine. They still have plenty of tuning to do with this operation. Everyone new there was going to be a loss of $$$$ while attempting this business model. I could see a new management come in if the numbers do not rise according to the market. Also deleting the possibility of flying 2X a day...

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by XJetflyer
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Making Flying Easier.
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

Making Flying Easier.

This may have been bounced around here before. I was wondering what do you do to make flying easier on yourself as a passenger? We all know packing the right items and what is safe to carry on speeds up the process. My wife and I have it down to a regular science. We always arrive early. We wear com...

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by XJetflyer
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence In First & Business Class
Replies: 23
Views: 14147

RE: Turbulence In First & Business Class

Never been asked to put my seat up. If the turbulence is heavy, I prefer to sit up. I usually wear my seat belt anyway, just feel better doing it..

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by XJetflyer
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary Photos/videos Of ISR123 Flight Januray 2007
Replies: 43
Views: 14356

RE: Scary Photos/videos Of ISR123 Flight Januray 2007

Sorry but it look like everyone was handling it ok in the videos. As far as the mask are concerned, they drop, i'm putting it on no questions asked!

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by XJetflyer
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Having A "Crush" On Pretty FA's
Replies: 92
Views: 5682

RE: Having A "Crush" On Pretty FA's

I had brought this up here before in a similar way, but discussing the FA's hitting on me. Of course that was pulled from here because it was silly, just like this posting is...

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by XJetflyer
Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: America's Worst Airline Is....
Replies: 64
Views: 21741

RE: Forbes: America's Worst Airline Is....

I don't pay much attention to these list. My experience has been good with a few of these airlines. Something about this list is fishy!

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by XJetflyer
Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Children Flying Alone Only Seated Near Women?
Replies: 37
Views: 3987

RE: Children Flying Alone Only Seated Near Women?

When I first read this I was getting pissed. Then the good natured side of me came out. Maybe the airlines are protecting the men from possible false claims.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/confused.gif" alt="Confused"> There are evil women out there also. Bottom line, it would be hard...

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by XJetflyer
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To End Preboarding For Families With Small Kids
Replies: 130
Views: 11313

RE: WN To End Preboarding For Families With Small Kids

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by XJetflyer
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To End Preboarding For Families With Small Kids
Replies: 130
Views: 11313

RE: WN To End Preboarding For Families With Small Kids

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by XJetflyer
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Children Should Be Confined To Y?
Replies: 109
Views: 10445

RE: Children Should Be Confined To Y?

First class is a paid privilege in my opinion. When in first class you should behave no matter what age. Some people have no control over their kids or screaming children. I can't tell you how many times parents say they just tune them out. I pay good money to be in F/C and want to relax while being...

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by XJetflyer
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To End Preboarding For Families With Small Kids
Replies: 130
Views: 11313

RE: WN To End Preboarding For Families With Small Kids

WN is so lost when it comes to customer service. I always did think it was crap when the ones with kids got on first with all their crap taking up all the space. Why does <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> refuse to us assign seating? Because they could not over sell their seats!...

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by XJetflyer
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lone Star Overnight Aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 3726

RE: Lone Star Overnight Aircraft?

Thanks for the help guys... I know there are some articles how Fed Ex and UPS are already trying to push them out of the game. Fed Ex says this company reminds them of their self early on..

I will have to dig some more.

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by XJetflyer
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lone Star Overnight Aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 3726

Lone Star Overnight Aircraft?

In Texas we have a a company called Lone Star Overnight. They do Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mexico and a little of New Mexico for overnight shipping. I looked at their website and could find nothing. They do say they do air cargo, but I can not find their aircraft. I have bet with someone who is te...

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